Crane Accidents

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February, 2008 Archive

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Load Falls From Crane, Killing Worker

02/10/08

Houston, Texas  More information lost due to broken links.

Two Workers Injured in Second Jack Parker Accident

02/8/08
Two Workers Injured in Second Jack Parker Accident

Lower Manhattan, New York Two construction workers landed in the hospital after the second accident in two days at 450 Washington St. Work is temporarily suspended at the site, where Jack Parker Corporation is constructing a 15-story residential building. In the first accident, last Friday afternoon, a 200-foot crane partially Read More

Crane Fire in Reykjavik

02/7/08
Crane Fire in Reykjavik (1)

Iceland  A mobile crane caught fire yesterday when its engine exploded at a construction site in Borgartún in central Reykjavík. The driver managed to escape from the cab just in time as the crane was engulfed in flames in a matter of seconds. A police car, an ambulance and a Read More

Driver Killed in A35 Crash

02/7/08

United Kingdom A DRIVER has died after the second horrific road accident in three days on Dorset’s roads. Police said a man was pronounced dead last night after his Peugeot 807 collided with a 75-tonne crane on the A35 near the Bere Regis roundabout. He is the fifth person to Read More

Man Electrocuted on Work Site in Jerome

02/7/08

Jerome, Idaho More information lost due to broken links.

Forgetful Crane Driver Puts the Lights Out

02/5/08

Singapore More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Collapses Yards from Cranes Today Conference

02/4/08
Crane Collapses Yards from Cranes Today Conference (1)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates A luffing jib crane collapsed in Dubai, last Wednesday 30 January, only yards away from where 200 crane experts were visiting Cranes Today’s second Middle East Cranes conference in Dubai. The Potain luffer appears to have been lifting a concrete bucket at the time of the Read More

Wall Crushes Construction Worker

02/4/08

Bonita Springs, Florida More information lost due to broken links.

Machinist Crushed to Death in Dock Accident

02/2/08

San Diego, California A shipyard machinist died Saturday morning after being crushed while working on a dry dock near the Broadway Pier, authorities said. Firefighters and medics were unable to revive the 36-year-old man following the accident, which happened about 7:30 a.m. at BAE Systems on Belt Street near Harbor Read More

Southwest Iowa Man Dies in Crane Accident Near Glenwood

02/2/08

Pacific Junction, Iowa More information lost due to broken links.

Crane Snaps In Two, Causes Evacuations In Tribeca

02/2/08

New York More information lost due to broken links.

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